FOR NOVEMBER 2014
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ending Sunday, November 30th, 2014
work week, short update, Happy Thanksgiving!
Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! We worked
Mon-Weds (Technically I was supposed to work Friday but they
let me work remote) and then had Thanksgiving off. I went
down to Sebring to spend time with my sister's family and
my step dad. That was a really good Thanksgiving a lot of
good comradery with my loved ones. Really, really enjoyed
that. I will get to go to my sisters for Christmas too so
that's a good thing! :)
far I do not have my laptop at work. I am hoping to get it
tomorrow so I can figure out what we're going to do with the
storage I am working with. We have a lot of plans and a lot
of things that have to get done. I mean I have about two years
worth of work to get done so I will definitely have my hands
full when I can connect to the network.
Church yet though I have started watching the Horizon North
County services online. It's good to be able to see and listen
to Pastor Bob even if I am not there physically, I am at least
there in spirit. Definitely have to find a new Church here
but a lot of them do not have Saturday night services (which
is what I prefer).
much else going on. Bucs lost again, Gators lost the final
game (See ya,Muschamp! You're a GA Bulldog anyway!) and I
have just been working on getting the house turned into a
home instead of a place where all my boxes are. Just waiting
for the movers to come back to me with how they are going
to fix my bed. If they don't get me the parts soon I am going
to go nuts. Well at least I am actually on a mattress and
not a sleeping bag.
is it for this week. I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving
and God Bless you all!!!
ending Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
a bad first week save a few mess ups!
So the first week is in the books and all is good.
I got settled in at the "job with the funny ears"
however I still do not have a laptop or network access quite
yet. I sat with my new boss for about 45 minutes and he gave
me about 2 years worth of work, which actually excited me.
I am glad to have at on of work to do!
Thursday I went to the DMV and tried to get my Florida driver's
license. That never happened because they asked me for my
SSN which I didn't have a card for nor did I have anything
mailed to me at the new address. I had my passport but that
wasn't good enough lol! If I was illegal this would have been
a lot easier! LOL.
Friday the movers came here and dropped everything else off.
The only thing I can find missing is my sister's crock pot
and my hardware to put my bed together. So that means I can
only sleep on the mattress on the FLOOR, not on the bed itself!
Ugh, that sucks! I have to put in a request to the movers
to find to hardware they did not deliver. Ugh.
had a great time with my family this weekend as well and I
think they will tell you they had fun as well :)
is going to be short as I screwed up my HVAC controls and
I am sweating bullets. God bless you all and I think next
week I will have a much more detailed blog! :)
ending Sunday, November 16th, 2014
few days in Florida....
From last week's blog to Monday I finished up packing
the rest of my belongings, had dinner with Jack on Sunday
night and then, around 3:30 PST I hit the road having loaded
up the movers (as well as my CBR) and pushed the start button!
the trip from San Diego to Orlando took me approximately 48
hours -- counting the 12 hours I slept. It was actually one
of the more pleasant drives cross country as I had not only
God watching out for me but I also had a new and dear friend
to chat with for much of the drive. I stopped in El Paso the
first night and Louisiana the second night before pulling
up to the new town home.
I got here I off loaded what cargo I could take with me (after
a brief walk through) and then got back into the car and drove
down to Sebring. For the past several days I have been with
family just hanging out and catching up. Friday night I drove
back up to Orlando, stayed the night (on the air mattress)
and waited for DirecTV. The guy calls me at noon and I mention
"I have no TV" so he said "Let's schedule for
next week as I need a TV to validate the installation".
Ok, that was a bummer.
network guy showed up 4:30pm Saturday so I worked with him
to get the network connection I have now. From there I go
back into the car again and drove back down to Sebring to
have dinner with my family. This morning I went to my sister's
church which was ok. Good service -- as with any chance you
get to spend with God, then watched the Buccaneers beat the
that I drove back up here to Orlando and started writing this
blog. That's really about it. I have had a few discussions
with friends and yes, I do miss San Diego but I don't think
it will be too much of an adjustment to stay here. This is
where God wants me to be and, as I always say, His plans are
far better for me than my own! I am learning more and more
to be patient and trust in God. That is the very best thing
you can ever do.
that is it! Not as deep and philosophical as normal but then
again, I am sitting on the floor of my office with no desk!
Really difficult to type like normal but I hope my belongings
get here some time next week so I can get back to normality!
Tomorrow starts the new job and I am excited about that. I
have some time to make the adjustment but I am sure they want
me to make an impact as soon as possible.
makes all things new...." -- more than we ever expected
and I feel far more blessed that I ever deserve. Hope you
had a great weekend and, after the family is over next weekend,
I will have another update!
ending Sunday, November 9th, 2014
day in San Diego :( (tomorrow)
Well that's about it. Most of the house is packed
up, I just have some small things I need to take care of before
the movers get here tomorrow. To me, San Diego will always
be my home no matter where I live. I am used to Florida from
growing up there and yes, there are many good things about
coming home. Family, friends, a new Church, lower cost of
living, etc. It's just that Florida cannot replace the weather
and the scenery here. Plus we have some great beaches and
well, there is only one Gas Lamp district like ours!
said goodbye to my Church yesterday. It was Pastor Bob's son
that spoke and he did a great job. I will be able to catch
the sermons online so that is the one good thing about today's
technology. You may not be in your home Church but you can
always still be a part of it.
to have dinner with Jack tonight then see my new friend. She
is also moving to Florida so I hope we get to stay in touch.
She's a really cool cat I met in Church which at least we
still have that in common.
the movers get here, I will be taking with me only the bare
minimums. Clothes, my PC, bathroom supplies. There rest of
it, including my CBR (which will be crated tomorrow) will
be on the truck. And that, my friends, will take 7-14 days
to get to Florida. That means for the time being I really
don't have a bed to lay down on. I may try and grab an air
mattress or something to hold me over. I anticipate that it
will take 3 days to do the drive so I plan on being there
around Thursday afternoon.
all of my SOCAL friends, I will miss you a lot. This is not
"good bye" this is "See you later". I'll
be back to visit and say hello but as far as moving, I am
not going to do another cross country move. Florida makes
more sense to me financially and of course, God has planned
this out for some time. To be closer to family is the ideal
position to be in and of course, it's a lot less expensive
to live there. That may mean house #2, I don't know yet. I
definitely am dreaming of some property, far away from neighbors
where I can sleep listening to the rain and crickets :)
am thankful to God that He has taken such good care of me
in spit of all of my faults and sins. I am know I am far,
far from perfect but trusting is the Lord is the absolute
best thing you can do. He knew that the environment out here
was one that wasn't good for me to be in. There's a lot of
drama out here, that is for sure. There are some lifelong
friends and well, there are enemies too. I don't hate anyone,
that is for sure, I am just smart enough to walk away from
people that are not healthy for me.
will probably be the last blog update for a week or two. If
you see nothing here next week, check out the updates on FaceBook.
Thank you everyone who have supported me no matter where I
go, what I do and for picking up every time I fall flat on
my face. I'd have no idea what to do without you.
ending Sunday, November 2nd, 2014
progress getting this done....
What a hilarious week to say the least! Trying to
get everything in order before the movers get here (whenever
they do) and the lease here paid off (whenever that happens)
seems to be taking much longer than it should. On top of that,
the people I do know where I am headed are asking "When
are you getting here??" The answer is always the same
"Don't know!! It's not in my hands it's in the hands
of the company moving me". So that is where things are
at right now.
the plus side, the boxes will be here tomorrow so I can at
least START packing my stuff up and waiting for the movers
to get here. Once that is part is done and the movers are
here I can load everything up and head East. The bad part
is it will take the movers at least 10 days to go Coast to
Coast. I can make that trip in 40 hours if I don't sleep (but
I will!!!) or I can take it easy and do it in 4 days. I could
do that and make a few side trips to go to a few places I
haven't been to. Haven't decided. If they want me to start
work asap then I will bring as much clothes as I can and stay
with family and make the drive every day. Going to be tough
though for sure.
main thing is I have made it clear that they cannot damage
my property. Mainly the CBR and my guitars. Those things must
not be damaged as they are special to me. The guitars are
from when I played music for years and the CBR reflects my
time racing. The rest of the stuff is replaceable but those
are simply not! Remember when I moved back to San Diego from
Virginia they broke the fairing on the CBR. Oh yeah that reminds
me, no more splitting traffic!!! Ugh. It should be legal in
all states given the traffic jams we have and it would encourage
people to use cheaper forms of transportation. Maybe I should
try to promote that legally in Florida?
now that I think about it, Florida needs a helmet law for
crying out loud. California repealed it's helmet law and then
Florida instituted one. The way people ride motorcycles, it
should be mandatory. It's not even the riders I worry about
the most, it's cars that aren't looking for bikers that I
week I got in a game of golf, got to hang out with some of
my friends that are still here (some moved away from CA a
long time ago) and got to basically iron out everything that
is going on here. The funny thing is I met a girl in Church
I have seen there for years. Always noticed her by herself
and I finally went up to talk to her. Turns out she is also
moving to Florida at the end of the month. That's funny how
God works, isn't it? She has a lot to deal with on her move
but at least we exchanged info so that when we move we can
find another Church to attend.
will definitely miss Horizon North County. My Pastor is great
-- heck everyone at the Church is great. That has been my
home for the last eight years so finding a new Church is going
to be very hard to find. At the very least I can attend remotely
via the "inter-webs" and not miss a sermon. Weaning
myself away from San Diego is going to be a difficult journey
but you know, His plans are greater than our own and all this
is part of His plan for me. I always knew I would move back
to Florida eventually, just wasn't expecting to do so this
are many good things about moving and I've mentioned them
before (Family, friends, less expensive to live there) but
I will miss my friends here, the awesome weather we have year
round and the beautiful West Coast beaches, mountains and
lifestyle. But, sometimes you need to be taken out of your
own comfort zone to realize what He has in store for you.
just maybe, I can find a place that is out in the Country
where I can get a piece of property with NO NEIGHBORS close
by where I can lay my head down and night and fall asleep
listening to crickets and the rain. What a great night of
sleep that will be :)
sure if this will be the last post for a while. You'll have
to check back for updates as I will post them when everything
is packed and I shut this PC down for a while.
thing I did learn this week? People are so quick to judge
others (I for one included) based on one thing a person says
or does yet neglects the 100s of other good qualities, words
or actions. Why is it that we (people) judge others so harshly?
We're not perfect, why do we expect others to be perfect?
Talk about "plank in your eye" syndrome...